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Old 01-24-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default Serious Sam 3 - Please tell me it gets better

I'm a huge fan of the Serious Sam franchise, having every game (including the HD versions) and playing through them multiple times. I just upgraded to a Catleap 2560x1440 monitor and 7950 and wanted to test it out and hadn't play SS3 yet so I fired it up the last two nights and put 4 hours into it.

Ok, maybe I'm just used to the older games where environments change, you're in the jungle, a temple, the mountain...but this game...wow. I just finished level 4 and I'm still in the freaking city! I'm so sick of running around city blocks, having to look inside of buildings for power-ups and rarely finding any secrets. I'm finding like 2/15 secrets per board. It seems more like a tactical shooter than the others as when you turn a corner you have to be careful that there's not a bad guy there, unlike the other series where they would come running at you and it was a complete gun-fest.

So, does this game get any better? I was so frustrated after last night's round that I'm contemplating not loading it up tonight. I got it for $5 on sale so as it sits I'm at $1.25/hour. I can live with that!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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yeah it gets better... at least the city maps must be ending near where you are

the bad thing about ss3 is that its TRULY a SS game in the last couple levels, i did enjoy it though
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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Definitely gets better... Keep playing.

My advice though: Play with a friend or two. Much more fun IMHO
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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Yup, it gets better.

It's well-known that SS3 starts out dumb, then ramps up after the first few levels.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #5
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Yup, it gets better.

It's well-known that SS3 starts out dumb, then ramps up after the first few levels.
the thing is that the game doesnt have so many levels....

i think the game has 10 levels?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
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the thing is that the game doesnt have so many levels....

i think the game has 10 levels?
The DLC came out a few months ago, and I think it's pretty enjoyable...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/41074/
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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i have it and played it only 20 minutes.


1st thing you do in the dlc. look back...you see a lonely island not SO far away... being a SS fan i get the feeling there will be a secret there.
So i swim there. Find a CANNON in the island... shoot it... little cutscene with one of the enemies in a boat. the cannon bomb hits the boat and it sinks with the enemy

priceless... worth the dlc already

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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the thing is that the game doesnt have so many levels....

i think the game has 10 levels?
The game has 12 "chapters" overall. (Had to look it up)

More if you buy the Jewel of the Nile expansion. I picked it up for $2.50 a couple months ago on Amazon.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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I only played a little but maybe i'll pick up where I left off. It didn't have the same appeal as the other ones, but maybe I didn't play enough? Hard to say.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:08 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies everyone; I'm glad it's going to get better. I did pick up the expansion and will definitely play it after I finish the main game.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #11
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I only played a little but maybe i'll pick up where I left off. It didn't have the same appeal as the other ones, but maybe I didn't play enough? Hard to say.
Same. I have so many games that if they dont catch my fancy right away they are tossed aside and end up lost in the shuffle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #12
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The DLC came out a few months ago, and I think it's pretty enjoyable...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/41074/
The DLC maps are better than any of the original. But, I still love it all.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #13
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The last 1/2 of that game reminded me soooo much of the first SS....you need to get there.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #14
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I just played through three more levels since getting past the city levels and this game is great! Reminds me of the old Serious Sam games. I can't wait to finish it and play the DLC.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #15
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The last 1/2 of that game reminded me soooo much of the first SS....you need to get there.
Thank you for this info. I was getting tired of running around city map.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:45 AM   #16
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'm a fan of SS series. eagerly waiting for serious sam 4
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:49 AM   #17
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I just played through three more levels since getting past the city levels and this game is great! Reminds me of the old Serious Sam games. I can't wait to finish it and play the DLC.
see? we told you =D
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'm a fan of SS series. eagerly waiting for serious sam 4
Doubt that happens anytime soon. Last I knew Croteam was working on a FPS in the vein of MoH and Battlefield.
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Doubt that happens anytime soon. Last I knew Croteam was working on a FPS in the vein of MoH and Battlefield.
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LOL, nevermind, it's been 6 years since they made mention of this project. god, how time flies.

Perusing their fanboards, looks like they are working on Serious Sam Revolution which is basically a revamping of some issues with SS, like widescreen mode, level editor not working on 64-bit systems and pulling together the first edition and second edition into one game (with a few new levels added).
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I am having loads of fun playing SS3.

nothing seems quite as satisfying as killing things with a sledgehammer.
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I'm sort of running into the same problem as the OP, though as long as I stay in the outdoor environments I like it a lot more. The indoor environments kind of suck and I get bored.

Anyway, I've only played a few hours of it so far because I seem to be having the same problem I did with Borderlands; once I play for more than fifteen or twenty minutes I get a headache. Someone mentioned for Borderlands it had something to do with the FOV, so does anyone know if this game has a similar issue and if there is any way to fix it?

Not sure I can keep playing if I am going to get a crushing headache after each session...

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I'm sort of running into the same problem as the OP, though as long as I stay in the outdoor environments I like it a lot more. The indoor environments kind of suck and I get bored.

Anyway, I've only played a few hours of it so far because I seem to be having the same problem I did with Borderlands; once I play for more than fifteen or twenty minutes I get a headache. Someone mentioned for Borderlands it had something to do with the FOV, so does anyone know if this game has a similar issue and if there is any way to fix it?

Not sure I can keep playing if I am going to get a crushing headache after each session...

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Fortunately, Serious Sam 3 has an FOV (field of view) slider. Go into the game settings and you should find it under Video or Gameplay settings (it's been a while, I can't remember exactly). Crank it up a few notches and see if that's any better; if not, keep cranking it up until you have enough "breathing room" and you don't feel sick anymore.
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Fortunately, Serious Sam 3 has an FOV slider. Go into the game settings and you should find it under Video or Gameplay settings (it's been a while, I can't remember exactly). Crank it up a few notches and see if that's any better; if not, keep cranking it up until you have enough "breathing room" and you don't feel sick anymore.
Cool, I'll try that, thanks.

It's weird this is only the second time I've encountered this, and both times were recent, since I've been gaming for ages. Must be getting old.

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